How to Store Leather Furniture in a Garage

Known for its durability and strength, leather furniture can last for generations. Provided, that is, it is properly cared for. Unlike many synthetic fabrics used for furniture, leather is a natural material and requires specific care. This is especially true when it comes to storage. Placing a leather couch or chair in the corner of the garage without going through the proper steps can result in furniture that is cracked, stiff, and discolored.

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With some basic care, leather furniture can be kept in a garage.

Step 1

Clean the leather furniture thoroughly using a professional grade leather cleaner. If possible, have the furniture professionally cleaned.

Step 2

Treat the furniture with a leather conditioner. Pastes and oils tend to last longer than spray-on conditioners. Reapply conditioner on a regular basis. If the garage does not go through significant temperature or moisture variations, twice a year should suffice. Increase frequency based on storage conditions.

Step 3

Place the furniture away from external walls, especially if they are not insulated. Leather can be damaged by significant temperature and humidity fluctuations.